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Water Diabetes or Diabetes Insipidus

When we discuss diabetes, the most common disease we think about is diabetes mellitus, also called insulin or sugar, diabetes. There is a less common form of diabetes, called diabetes insipidus (DI). It is a disorder that affects water metabolism in the body, that prevents the body from conserving water.

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Dogs Seem to Love Porcupines, Unfortunately for Them!

Porcupines are small slow-moving herbivorous critters, that are largely nocturnal. They are most likely to be investigating and eating at dusk and throughout the night.

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Here Comes Summer!

Here comes summer! Summer is my favourite time of year, but the heat brings on some challenges for our pets that we need to be mindful of.

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H3N2: A Cautionary Tale

Cases of canine influenza linked to imported rescue dogs from Asia.

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Travel Kit!

It’s that time of year that we all start thinking about travelling! If you are heading out with your pet, it’s always a good idea to pack a travel kit. Here are some suggestions for what to include.

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A few weeks ago, I had to say goodbye to my old dog Brutus. It was sad & heart breaking…

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I have used Westwood Hills Pet Focus for almost 5 years. I couldn’t be happier with the staff. Every single…

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Dr. MacDonald is very nice. My dog seems to really like him. Getting appointments are easy. The front staff are…

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An Epidemic and Common Cause of Subclinical Chronic Pain

Periodontal disease is the number one health problem in small animal patients. By two years of age, 70% of cats and 80% of dogs have some form of periodontal disease.

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